Employees in Syria

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Working Conditions

Opening Hours
  • Legal Weekly Duration
42 hours.
Working Rest Day
They do not work on Fridays.
Retirement Age
60 in the civil service.
Informal Labor Market
The informal work sector is very significant in Syria. It represents more than 40% of the active population. Most of the persons employed in the informal sector work in agriculture, building, construction (24%) and commerce (14%).

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The Cost of Labor


Minimum Wage
SYP 5,880 (USD118) for the public and private sector.
Average Wage
Average monthly gross earnings is between SYP 15,000 and 20,000 (USD 370 - 500 ).
Other Forms of Pay
  • Pay For Overtime
In certain cases, the employer can ask the employee to work extra hours. The overtime hours cannot exceed 12 hours of continuous work. For more information consult the site ILO (International Labor Organization).
  • Pay For Night Hours
Consult the Law texts in relation to the organization of night jobs. There is one law in particular regarding night jobs for women.

Social Security Costs

Contributions Paid By the Employer: 14% of salary.
Contributions Paid By the Employee: 7% of income.

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